Adventure Requests

Qik

Visitor
There was a duplicate of this thread in the old social group, and I thought it was a great idea, so I'm going to throw it up here.

One of the great things about LPF (besides, of course, the sheer awesomeness of its populace) is that it establishes a context for communal character- and world-building. As a part of that, we're able to help each other tell each others' stories. This thread is for those players who have requests for specific stories, stories related to specific characters, specific kinds of adventures, or basically anything else that people want to put out there, or get a discussion going about.
 

Qik

Visitor
I'll start this off with the recent impetus for forming this thread.

I've spent the afternoon reading through the rules on binding outsiders. One of the things about this I like about this part of the game is just how flavorful it is. I think that summoning in general is a pretty awesome concept, and I think it's no surprise that my own summoner, Nimientioquijuil, is easily the most enjoyable character I've ever had in my relatively short history playing D&D. The goofy gnome personality helps a great deal in that regard.

I wanted to throw out a request for a GM to do an adventure exploring Ni's relationship to summoning. It could be as short or as long as someone would be willing to make it, solo or with others (although there are some scenes I had in mind that would likely be best done solo), and with varying ratios of combat/RPing/skill challenge-ing. I would of course talk pragmatics beyond that if anyone was interested.

Ni's in the midst of an adventure right now, so there isn't much of a rush to have anything done; I just wanted to throw this thought out there to see if there were any takers.

Really, I'd enjoy having Ni being placed into scenarios where he'd be learning about summoning, be it learning to call upon specific creatures, or just general knowledge about the craft. This knowledge could be gleaned from simple experience, an encounter with an ancient tome, a wizened teacher, or an outsider who noticed potential in him and wanted to further it. The sky's the limit in this regard. The only other thing I'd say is that I'd prefer the endeavor to not really focus around his eidolon, and more around his Summon Monster abilities.

Think that should serve as an adequate jumping-off point. Let me know if there are any questions. I understand the kind of undertaking this sort of personalized adventure is, having done a few myself, so I would of course be hugely appreciative if anyone were to take this on. No pressure, though - I know everyone's busy!
 

Qik

Visitor
Well the ambiguity of that statement sure is scary. :uhoh: It would of course be wonderful and much appreciated if you've woven Ni into Mopping Up, but it would still be great to have an adventure which specifically centered around the act and potentially drawn out character and process of summoning, and Ni's specific relation to it and to the deepening of his abilities. But I would of course appreciate the gesture, although again, the words "uh oh" come to mind... ;)
 
It was pure happenstance, actually. Although, when dealing with demonic cultists, running into that kind of thing probably isn't too far of the ordinary. That is one of the things they commonly do. I just find it funny that two summoners happened to be part of the party. When I wrote the adventure, I had no idea who would be in the party.
 

GlassEye

Community Supporter
This thread is an excellent idea. Of course, I'm biased since I started the original adventure request thread back when we were using the Social Group. But my solo adventure with Fury was the most enjoyable role-playing I've had since, well, a long time. (Thanks, Qik!) I highly recommend trying to get a tailor-made adventure for one of your characters if some DM is willing to do so.

Qik, I can't promise anything (mainly because I have absolutely no idea how to go about the ideas you're looking for atm) but I will think about it and let it percolate a bit and see if I can get an idea.
 

Qik

Visitor
That would of course be awesome, GE. But there's absolutely no pressure. Let me know if you want to chat about it.
 

GlassEye

Community Supporter
Sure, if you have more ideas on what you're looking for feel free to post 'em up or send me a pm.
 

Qik

Visitor
Just a quick thought on Ni's prospective adventure, just in case somebody finds the time to bite.

As Ni'll be approaching level 5 soon, the adventure could center around his learning to summon monsters on the SM III list. That'd be a fun way to approach it. The adventure could also involve learning to summon alternative creatures like grigs, silvanshees, and nosois. He could learn about these creatures in a variety of ways: traveling to planes (from Illi Esse), reading about them until he knew enough to attempt to call upon them, etc.

Just wanted to throw that out there while it was on my mind! No expectations, as I understand everyone is busy, and putting together a custom adventure takes time.
 
Let me see how my schedule shakes out. If it actually settles down as it seems to be promising to, I could probably put something together.
 

Qik

Visitor
Awesome! Keep me posted, ss.

I'm not trying to bug anyone with this; if it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out. But it'd be cool to get a chance to further develop Ni.

Also worth mentioning to any interested parties that I'll be mostly offline for the latter half of August, so I would be fine waiting until September to start the adventure. So there's time to work something up.
 
I went ahead and added some stuff to my character sheet so that I can edit or add to it over time:

Bipper's Adventure Requests

It's an open background though, so don't let my ideas block you from sticking a twist into an adventure that throws Bippsy for a loop! ;)
 

vmaaxt

Visitor
My character is a benign necromancer, so I don't have any particular requests, except to have a chance to use my corpses for good, and not be AoS.
 

Qik

Visitor
That'd be great, ss. It certainly doesn't have to be anything too complex: really, I was hoping to find some space to have Ni explore his summoning abilities in a more nuanced way than the pokemon-esque "earth elemental, I choose you!" that comes with the standard battle sequence.

There's no rush, as I'm still playing catch up with real life, and have yet to level Ni. In fact, exploring the new summons available at level 5 (SM 3) could be a fun way to go (i.e. having him learn about these creatures and cultivate his ability to call upon them). Just let me know if you want to discuss any ideas.

I look forward to it!
 

Scott DeWar

Prof. Emeritus-Supernatural Events/Countermeasure
hey Qik and sunshadow, What about a summoner an a fire elementalist wizard teaming together on a quest of some sort? Slow paced would be good for your real life and easier on my life, while keeping H. from getting bored.
 
I would be willing to bulk my idea up for two if QIk is willing, and you are comfortable with less focus on combat and evocation for an adventure. There will still be combat, but you would also need to flexible in your spell preparation.
 

Qik

Visitor
My only concern would be that I would hate to have the intended focus (Ni's relationship to and understanding & deepening of his summoning powers) become derailed. It's hard enough to get a customized adventure like this, so I'd like to make sure it ends up being the kind of thing I'd like it to be. That said, I've enjoyed Ni and Heinrich's banter - they make quite a pair - so if you're okay with that focus, Scott, and you think it won't derail that focus, sunshadow, then by all means, please do join us.
 
Actually, as long as Scott is willing to be a bit flexible in his spell preparation, it works out quite well. All of the themes I had been planning on dealing with are as pertinent to Heinrich as they are to Ni, even if they aren't precisely Heinrich's focus, and his presence helped clarify the presentation of some of them that I had been struggling on how to implement.
 

Scott DeWar

Prof. Emeritus-Supernatural Events/Countermeasure
I am ok with this. This would introduce H to the beautiful world of conjuration. He knows evocation quite well.
 

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